Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade All Butter Crust




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Introduction

Indulge in the sweet and refreshing delight of Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade All Butter Crust. This classic dessert combines juicy, fresh strawberries with a buttery, flaky crust for a perfect treat to enjoy during the spring and summer months.

Why Make This Recipe

This recipe is perfect for showcasing the natural sweetness of fresh strawberries. The combination of the homemade all-butter crust and the strawberry glaze enhances the flavors of the fruit, creating a simple yet delicious dessert that is sure to impress your family and friends.

How to Make Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade All Butter Crust

Ingredients:

  • 9-inch pie crust (you can use my recipe for Homemade All Butter Pie Crust or use a refrigerated pie crust)
  • 4-6 cups fresh strawberries, quartered and hulled
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3oz. box of Strawberry Jell-O
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Bake pie crust in a 9-inch deep pie dish and set aside to cool.
  2. In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, and cornstarch and bring to a boil.
  3. Whisk constantly until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the Strawberry Jell-O and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Remove from heat and let the glaze cool for about 15 minutes.
  6. Arrange fresh strawberries in the pie crust.
  7. Pour the strawberry glaze over the strawberries.
  8. Refrigerate the pie until set.
  9. Optionally, decorate with whipped cream before serving.

How to Serve Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade All Butter Crust

Serve slices of the pie chilled, either on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream for an extra touch of indulgence. Pair it with a cup of tea or coffee for a delightful dessert experience.

How to Store Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade All Butter Crust

Store any leftover pie covered in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Make sure to wrap the pie tightly to prevent it from absorbing other flavors in the fridge.

Tips to Make Fresh Strawberry Pie with Homemade All Butter Crust

  • Use ripe, sweet strawberries for the best flavor.
  • Allow the glaze to cool slightly before pouring it over the strawberries to prevent them from becoming mushy.
  • For a shiny finish, brush the strawberries with some melted jelly before adding the glaze.

Variation

For a lighter version, you can use a graham cracker crust instead of the all-butter crust. You can also experiment with different types of berries or add a hint of lemon zest to the glaze for a citrusy twist.

FAQs

  1. Can I use frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones? Yes, you can use frozen strawberries, but make sure to thaw and drain them before using in the pie.
  2. Is it necessary to use Jell-O in the glaze? The Jell-O adds flavor and helps thicken the glaze, but you can omit it if desired.
  3. Can I use a different type of pie crust for this recipe? Yes, you can use a pre-made graham cracker crust or a shortbread crust for a different flavor profile.

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